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Former Glen Cove Mayor Ralph Suozzi, a registered Democrat, had some high- powered references when he was hired last month to be the $190,000-a-year village administrator for Republican-controlled Garden City.
Not only did Congressman Steve Israel (D-Huntington) recommend Suozzi but so did a conservative Republican, Rep. Peter King of Seaford.
“I am pleased to give former Glen Cove City Mayor Ralph Suozzi my strongest possible recommendation,” wrote King in a letter posted on the village website.
Saying that he had worked with Suozzi in the past, King wrote, “Mayor Suozzi was a strong and knowledgeable advocate and a man of his word. Perhaps most importantly in this time of hyper-partisanship, even though Ralph and I belong to different political parties, he always conducted business in a totally non-partisan manner.”
Israel wrote he was impressed with Suozzi’s “vision, innovative spirit and ability to bring people together.”
Suozzi could not be reached.